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US MILL RETIRES FORTRESS METAL DETECTOR AFTER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

After 25 years service the first ever Fortress metal detector built by company founder Steve Gidman – serial number 0001 – has been retired by Toney Lumber and a new model installed in November 2021. 

January 24, 2022

In the ultimate sign of equipment longevity and reliability, 25 years after the Toney Lumber Company in Louisburg, N.C., installed its original rugged Fortress Technology lumber inspection metal detector – machine serial number 0001 – the 19-acre southern yellow pine saw mill has upgraded to a fresh model. The original inspection machine remained fully functional until the switchover.

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